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8 May 2017, 18:36
The Kings Of Leon bassist tweets that maybe adults shouldn’t watch the sport… which cues an instant smackdown from fans.
Kings Of Leon’s Jared Followill dropped himself right in it this afternoon (Monday 8 May) when he claimed that pro wrestling was childish.
The bassist tweeted: “Hey, adults. Let's maybe not watch professional wrestling. Ya know?”
Hey, adults. Let's maybe not watch professional wrestling. Ya know?— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) May 8, 2017
This was a red rag to to all the wrestlin’ fans out there, who immediately sprang to the sport’s defence and trolled Followill mercilessly with a series of choice gifs.
@youngfollowill This is like telling people not to listen to music or read books because you personally are tone deaf and illiterate.— Khandaghabadi (@SheikKhan) May 8, 2017
Jared quickly tried to backtrack, but his comment wasn't given much of a chance...
Ok. So I've gathered a lot of people love wrestling. Folks are angry. Really angry. I wasn't being literal. Continue to enjoy.— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) May 8, 2017
...Until Jared had to backpedal a little bit more...
Guys! Guys! Guys! So that was a test! You all passed with flying colors! I thought people were against wrestling! But nope! Not us!— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) May 8, 2017
And a bit more...
I'll do this once before filtering out anyone I don't follow. I'm sarcastic. It's satire. Couldn't care less what you watch. Move along.— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) May 8, 2017
Until he ended up pinning THIS tweet. Oh dear.
Kings Of Leon's next show is in Austin - Texas being the home of The Undertaker and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin... so let's hope there aren't too many fans in the audience, eh Jared?